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Intel Core i5-4690K Haswell Quad-Core 3.5GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646I54690K

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Processor Number Intel® Core™
i7-4790K
Intel® Core™
i5-4690K
Intel® Pentium®
G3258
Clock Speed 4GHz 3.4GHz 3.2GHz
Max. Turbo Frequency 4.4GHz 3.9GHz
Cache 8MB 6MB 3MB
Cores / Threads 4 Cores / 8 Threads 4 Cores / 4 Threads 2 Cores / 2 Threads
Processor Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 YES YES
Intel® Hyper-Threading YES
Unlocked YES YES YES

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  • Michelle L.
  • 7/26/2014 7:45:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking great

Pros: Letting me run anything on ultra

Cons: None besides that like all Intel processors it takes so much pressure to put in the motherboard that its scary

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  • Brendan O.
  • 7/26/2014 7:42:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome little overclocker

Pros: *Not terribly expensive for a mid-to-high-end CPU.
*Just as expensive as an i5 4670k, but with a Thermal Interface Material (TIM) which allows for cooler temps. Basically this is chip that is slightly faster at stock than 4670k and responds better to cooling.
*Mine overclocks really well and really easily, 4.7GHz at 1.31V, doesn't break 60C with h100i.

Cons: *Stock cooler sucks, get an Hyper 212 for $25-30 and vastly decrease temps and expand its lifetime dramatically. I went with an h100i because I wanted a quieter build, but a Hyper 212 will do fine.
*None that I can think of. It exceeded my expectations (I was thinking 4.5GHz might be hard to each on this chip, not so).

Other Thoughts: My build details are below.

I can't stress enough that this is an awesome CPU for gaming without a doubt. I was thoroughly impressed to be able to go from 3.5GHz stock to 4.7GHz at 1.31V. My system seemed stable at 1.3V but I decided not to push too hard. I was able to get 4.8GHz at 1.35V but it only marginally increased my benchmark performance while increasing temperatures from 60C max at load to about 70C at load, something I wasn't comfortable with doing long term. Considering that few people have reliably pushed the 4770k/4790k beyond 5GHz, and that this requires at least 1.4V, I see no reason to spend the extra $100 for a gaming PC. This thing runs flawlessly, and paired with my 840 EVO SSD, my PC loads before the windows symbol can even finish forming for the first time. Restarts literally take a combined time of 8-9 seconds. I cannot recommend this chip enough for people looking to upgrade their gaming or even video-editing PCs. This is the last big chip before the 14nm change next year, and DDR4 RAM is going to cost a pretty penny, so I would recommend investing in this chip. What you may save from a similar AMD chip (FX8350/9370/9590) you will lose in overclocking capability.

My Build:
-i5 4690k @ 4.7GHz, 1.31V
-MSi z97 Gaming 5 Motherboard
-16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz RAM OC @ 1866MHz
-Samsung 840 EVO SSD 500GB
-Western Digital Green 2TB 5400RPM HDD
-2x MSi GTX 760 OC Edition 2GB in SLi
-Corsair CX750M 750W PSU
-NZXT H440 Case
-Corsair h100i Closed Liquid Cooler in push-pull with 4x SP120 fans

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  • Nathan P.
  • 7/25/2014 2:45:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs4690K

Pros: Seems to be very stable processor, can overclock. Prefer not to, runs fast enough without overclocking. Just go by the system speed, runs great. Have the Asus Maximus VII Hero, with G-Skill Trident 2400 memory. With no issues.

Cons: None as i can tell.

Other Thoughts: Good gaming chip i'm sure, runs fantastic with numeral every day computing. In windows about 25-30 seconds and full loaded. Kind wish i spent the little extra money and got the I-7 4790. Am very happy with my choice, try to stay in decent budget on new system.

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  • Robert B.
  • 7/25/2014 3:55:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsvery strong

Pros: very strong, high IPC, and most of all, very easy to overclock. managed to clock it at 4.6Ghz and still be under 80c on my cooler master seidon 120v!

goes really well with my Zotac AMP! Edition GTX 760, very nice processor all around.

Cons: this isn't so much of a con of the processor itself but i won't be pre-ordering from newegg. i was stuck on pre-order ever since it came, i went to a different site, and boom, next day it's here.

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  • Terrance Z.
  • 7/24/2014 5:52:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Processor

Pros: I'll start off by saying that since this card was in my very first build, I was more than happy with it. It's a lot better than my old laptop's cpu, and it runs very cool.

Temperatures: Ran cool when overclocked to 4.2 GHz. During my Prime95 stress testing, the card stayed under 75 degrees at all times. Idles at around 25-20 when at stock clocks, and 30-35 degrees when overclocked. Cooled with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo.

Integrated Graphics: I honestly wasn't expecting much out of the Intel HD 4600 iGPU, but I was a bit surprised by its performance. It ran BF3 at around 30 FPS (lowest settings, 1200x600), League of Legends at around 40-50 FPS (maxed out, shadows off, no v-sync or AA), and Minecraft at around 100 (16x16 resource pack, 8 distance, others maxed except smooth lighting). Kept me entertained until I bought my R9 290.

Overclocking: Slightly disappointing, but I'm convinced that I just didn't get a good overclocking chip. I managed to overclock to 4.2 GHz at a VCore of 1.115v. However, a 4.4 GHz overclock required a VCore of 1.205, which was a little uneasy for me since it ran at 1.255v under stress. Not the best first impression, but it's far from the worst.

Price: If you're debating on a 4670k or 4690k, then just get the i5 4690k Devil's Canyon. It runs very cool, and I bet that if you got a good chip for overclocking, you'd be able to overclock much higher than I was able to while running your cpu fairly cool.

Cons: Disappointing overclock potential, and poor stock cooler which barely pushed air and failed after my third boot.

Other Thoughts: Overall, the i5 4690k is a very good chip for gaming enthusiasts like me. No need to go overkill with an i7 chip unless you plan on editing and rendering videos. Great for gaming, and I can clearly see its overclocking potential (if you didn't get a poor overclocking chip like I did).

Perhaps an AMD cpu would've made me happier. Perhaps not.

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  • kyle a.
  • 7/22/2014 4:09:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggslove it

Pros: great CPU, no issues, able to overclock it with ease. bought it for gaming and its wonderful.

Cons: none

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  • Dennis S.
  • 7/22/2014 8:33:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic performer!

Pros: Great speed, fantastic temps.
Can be overclocked easily. (not too easily though)

Cons: Could not get it past 4.3 GHz. Cannot blame the CPU though, my apartment is hot. Could probably do more under the right conditions.

Other Thoughts: Great price! Get this!

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  • David B.
  • 7/18/2014 11:13:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU

Pros: Nice sized fan included, easy to install.

Cons: No cons at this point.

Other Thoughts: This CPU was part of a DIY build, and was an excellent addition to what came with it. I would recommend this CPU to all basic and entry level users.

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  • Mundy M.
  • 7/17/2014 8:26:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Upgrade from Q9650

Pros: I have been using a machine I built early in 2010 with a Q9650 and 8GB of DDR3-1066. This is a HUGE upgrade over that CPU! If I had to guess, I'd say 20-30% faster in most things I do. I have only used this new system for a week but it is fast, cool and quiet. I am also using 18 watts less power than my previous system.

Cons: No cons for me. I didn't use the stock cooler because I didn't like it though.

Other Thoughts: Paired with an ASUS Sabertooth Mark 2 motherboard, Cooler Master Hyper-212 EVO cooler, G.Skill DDR3-1866, EVGA GTX 760 4GB and a Samsung 840 EVO SSD. Works very well together and much faster than my old system while using less power.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/14/2014 12:11:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCore i5 4690K

Pros: For the reviews I have read this chip compared to the older generation runs 10c-15c cooler while under load. With its new instructions it chews up any multitasking I throw at it. (But I do not heavily multitask much) Overclocking this was amazing I kept the temps under 85c using Prime95 and under 74c using Adia64.

Cons: None at all very satisfied with this chip.

Other Thoughts: Full Overclocking specs (using a maximus hero 7 board):
Mulitplier- x45
Vcore-1.235
cache ratio- X35
cache voltage- auto
cpu input voltage- 1.900

I really do recommend applying an adaptive voltage to your chip, while not under load that chip runs at stock or below stock settings. It helps with the longevity of the chip and my Idle temp are 27c-35c in idle (using h100i). Super amazing!
Idle temps when on overclocked settings Idle- <=35c
Load temps <= 75c (depends on what program you are using). But giving my means of load to the chip it doesn't go above the 60's.

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